KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) Karachi Registry has released the verdict regarding the cancellation of bail of an accused Adil Zaman in Mureed Abbas murder case.
The apex court stated in its verdict that Adil Zaman was present alongside Khizer Hayat and Atif Zaman on the crime scene in accordance with the statements of eyewitnesses including Umar Rehan and Usama. Moreover, the witnesses had also identified Adil.
It added that the records have proven that weapon used to murder Mureed Abbas was also belonging to Adil. The evidence against Adil Zaman as co-suspect in the murder case were enough, however, the matters should be separately dealt for misuse of his release on bail and the presence of solid evidence.
The Supreme Court (SC) stated that the observation of the Sindh High Court (SHC) was contrary to the available evidence as important facts were neglected while approving Adil’s bail. Later, the top court annulled the SHC’s order for awarding bail to Adil Zaman and ordered trial court for announcing verdict in the case.
Earlier on September 10, a three-judge bench, hearing a plea seeking the cancellation of Adil’s bail at the SC’s Karachi registry, had ordered police to arrest the accused and send him behind bars at once.
The Supreme Court had revoked the bail granted to Adil Zaman, the co-accused in anchorperson Mureed Abbas’ murder case.
The accused, who was present on the court premises, had managed to escape after the cancellation of his bail.
On July 9, 2019, Atif had gunned down TV anchorperson Mureed Abbas, 34 and Khizar Hayat, 45 over a monetary dispute in Defence Housing Authority (DHA).
An anti-terrorism court had on Sept 30 dropped terrorism charges in the case and had sent the case back to a sessions court to conduct trial of accused Atif Zaman on charges of killing his two business partners.